Sunday, February 12, 2012

February 12 - A '69 Grammy Rock And Roll Delay

JAT Publishing announced updates on three book projects. The 'Rock, Sex and Roll' book will be released at the end of February, 'Elvis '69' at the end of April and 'King Creole' at the end of June.

Details on the books:
Elvis: Rock, Sex and Roll: Focusing on Elvis in 1956 the book will be a 'ground-breaking, history-making' book featuring never before seen photos along with extensive details about Elvis in '56, the year in which Elvis changed the world forever. The title of this book was chosen because we believe we will capture Elvis Presley in his coolest, sexiest way.
Elvis '69: Following this is Elvis '69 at the end of February. Elvis '69 will cover the whole of 1969 including the Universal Picture 'Change Of Habit'.
Elvis Presley: King Creole is a hardback edition with over 250 photos -- 'we tackle the mystery surrounding the missing 'King Creole' tapes. Available to pre-order now at a very special price for a limited time. King Creole will be released at the end of June.

Whitney Houston Died
Whitney Houston was found dead today in a Beverly Hills hotel room, the Los Angeles Times reported. Houston was the daughter of gospel singer Cissy Houston who performed with Elvis in 1969 as part of the Sweet Inspirations. Elvis wanted to record Whitney Houston's biggest hit "I Will Always Love You" (written by Dolly Parton who refused to give up part of the copyrights to The Colonel). Whitney met Elvis once, when she attended rehearsals with her mother at the International Hotel in Las Vegas. Whitney on Elvis: "You don't actually MEET Elvis, you just have to look at Elvis. We were sitting in a room backstage and Elvis walked in with his mink (real fur), glasses on, and I just looked at him and could not say anything. He was amazing to look at, and it was a moment I would never forget."

No Grammy For Elvis , Ernst And Vic
The five CD set “Young Man With The Big Beat: The Complete ’56 Elvis Presley Masters” (Ernst Mikael Jorgensen, compilation producer; Vic Anesini, mastering engineer) was nominated for a Grammy Award in the "Best Historical Album" category. Paul McCartney's “Band On The Run (Paul McCartney Archive Collection – Deluxe Edition)” took the Grammy Award home.

A Grammy for The Memphis Horns
The Memphis Horns who have made their mark on the history of rock and roll with a heavy dose of soul for 42 years, were honored with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award yesterday. To Elvis Fans they will always be remembered as trumpet musicians at the Suspicious Minds sessions of Januari 1969.

(Source: Elvis Australia / ElvisMatters)